Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change (Kid Legends)

Book 6 of 6 in the Kids Series

Moving, funny, and totally true childhood biographies of Martin Luther King Jr., Susan B. Anthony, Helen Keller, Malala Yousafzai, and 12 other inspiring activists.

Every activist started out as a kid—and in some cases they were kids when their activism began! But even the world’s greatest champions of civil liberties had relatable problems, often in the middle of extraordinary circumstances. Kid Activists tells their childhood stories through kid-friendly texts and full-color cartoon illustrations on nearly every page. The diverse and inclusive group encompasses Susan B. Anthony, James Baldwin, Ruby Bridges, Frederick Douglass, Alexander Hamilton, Dolores Huerta, Helen Keller, Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela, Iqbal Masih, Harvey Milk, Janet Mock, Rosa Parks, Autumn Peltier, Emma Watson, and Malala Yousafzai.

Hardcover, 208 pages
Published on September 24, 2019 by Quirk Books
ISBN-10: 1683691415
ISBN-13: 9781683691419
11 Book Reviews
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  • llpanda
    llpandaMonday, August 5, 2019 at 10:12 am33 stars
    Just like the other great books in this series, Kid Activists reminds us that we don't have to be a somebody to make a difference in the world. This book contains stories of some important and influential activists when they were kids. You'll enjoy learning about the small differences they made as kids that later turned out to make a huge difference in their world. I like some of the other books in this series better than this one but that doesn't mean that this one is good too.
    • selina
      selinaSunday, August 4, 2019 at 10:26 am55 stars
      This book is the most inspiring book I have ever read. The tells the story of people who faced many hardships since they were children. It shows how they fought against what they were forced to do. And in the end they did succeed. This book should be read by people of all ages because they will get the same will power that these activist had since childhood. I believe that once the reader finishes this book, they will surely fell very motivated to do the same for them and the people around them.
      • pikachu1228
        pikachu1228Friday, August 2, 2019 at 11:01 am55 stars
        Awesome just like the previous books in the Kids Series!!! This book is great because you learn about so many amazing people who started out as a kid just like all of us. This book inspires you to think if Emma Watson could become a movie star then why not follow your dreams? You also learn about people from different decades and different nationalities which is pretty cool. So many fun facts in one book and some funny parts too! I really enjoyed it!
        • isabellagamerab
          isabellagamerabFriday, July 26, 2019 at 1:18 am55 stars
          I love this book so munch its the best i think we should make more books
          • readingkendal
            readingkendalMonday, July 22, 2019 at 3:34 pm55 stars
            Before every great activist can start playing their role they all start out as the same thing, a Kid. The stories of famous activists such as Rosa Parks who before refusing to give up her seat to a white man, she was memorizing bible verses like any other kid. And before Iqbal Malish could work to end child slavery, he was being took care of by his older sisters. And that is just the start! Kid Activists: True Tales of Childhood from Champions of Change tells the true childhood stories of Well-Known activists. Learn about how Alexander Hamilton got into the love of reading, how MLK JR rebellled against his dad by not becoming a preacher and becoming a lawyer instead. Out of all the Kid Legends books I have read, this is one of my favorites! Recommended to any Kid Legend book and story lovers!
            • hummingbird1
              hummingbird1Saturday, July 20, 2019 at 6:59 pm44 starsFeatured
              There are many people who have helped shape our world and society into the place it is today. You might recognize Helen Keller, who was blind and deaf but fought for the rights of disabled people. You might also know Martin Luther King Jr. who wanted equal rights for everyone. When you look back on these people, it seems like they were special and we could never do what they did. However, Kid Activists tells how these incredible people started out as regular, fun loving kids, just like you and me. In Kid Activists, you will hear the journey of the men and women that paved the way for our rights from the day they were born until their last breath. You will learn their interests as a kid, their strengths and weaknesses, and what they did to shape our world. I loved hearing the encouragement that someone like me could do something big like them. I definitely recommend Kid Activists to any kid, and I hope inspires you the way it inspired me.
              • jeffdaboss
                jeffdabossFriday, July 19, 2019 at 1:46 pm44 stars
                Kid Activists is another good book in the Kid Legends series. It's about popular activists in their childhood. It covers a variety of activists, some of which I have never heard of, like Dolores Huerta. It discusses activists who ended up helping abolish slavery, like Alexander Hamilton and Rosa Parks. It presents activists who were born recently, like Emma Watson and Malala Yousafzai. It even features activists who became popular activists as a child, like Iqbal Masih and Autumn Peltier. This book encompasses a range of people who used their voices and experiences to change the world. This book is great for many because it inspires kids to use their voice, just like these kid activists.
                • ajg16
                  ajg16Thursday, July 18, 2019 at 6:42 pm55 stars
                  Almost every person in history who have changed the world started out as a kid who didn't think they could accomplish what they did in there life times. Read about Malala Yousafzai who stood up for her rights as a girl to go to school, or about Martin Luther king Jr. Who stood up for people's rights and got the ball rolling for ending segregation. I could go on and on about the amazing people in this book, but all I know is this is an absolute must read! I learned many things about history I didn't know about before. I would recommend this for ages 11+ Thanks for reading -Ajg16's reviews
                  • kruzingwithk9s
                    kruzingwithk9sThursday, July 18, 2019 at 2:17 pm55 starsFeatured
                    People often say: “You’re just a kid, you can’t do anything”. Well, some kids like Ruby Bridges, did do something! She faced crowds that said that black kids can’t go to white schools. But she went to the school anyway! Or Rosa Parks, who refused to move to a different seat so a white passenger could sit. This book tells the true childhood stories of kid activists. Such stories like Helen Keller, the blind and deaf girl who stood up for disabled people. Frederick Douglass taught escaped slaves; Harvey Milk thought everyone should be treated equal, Iqbal Masih fought to end child slavery, while being a slave himself. And Malala Yousafzai thought that everyone should have education. After all, in order to become an adult, you must be a kid. So ignore those people that say kids can’t do anything and go out there and do something! This book was seriously good, and I couldn’t put it down. I’m going to go see if my library has the rest of the series because it was so good.
                    • moongirl1579
                      moongirl1579Sunday, October 13, 2019 at 10:27 am55 stars
                      Your right! I should know about kid activists because I'm already writing a book.
                    • domosaur
                      domosaurWednesday, July 10, 2019 at 4:59 pm55 starsFeatured
                      Everyone has been a child once, and while most grow up to live a normal life, some grow up to be passionate activists about problems they experienced as a child. Did you know that Alexander Hamilton, an activist for liberty and freedom, was born on an island? Or that Autumn Peltier became an activist because her family had unclean water to drink? Some of these activists have unlikely childhoods, as well as a figure in their life that guided them into activism. In their community around them, they recognized problems, such as segregation, slavery, or inequality. To read more about these activists’ childhoods, read Kid Activists. I really liked learning about where these activists started, and how their history helped them become activists. I give this book a 5 out of 5 stars, and recommend it to kids and anyone interested in history.